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Native Americans Ess

SC Native American Essentials

What does the name Catawba mean? River people
Which are the main Native American tribes in SC? Catawba, Cherokee, Yemassee
What does the name Cherokee mean? The real people.
What was a difference between the tribes. They spoke different languages.
What was similar about the tribes? They fished, hunted and farmed. They had a government.
What is a council? A group of people who make laws and decisions.
How did the Native Americans travel? In dugout canoes.
Which tribe were the most peaceful? The Catawba
Why did the Cherokee and other tribes settle near rivers? So they could have food (fish) and water.
How did the Cherokee survive? They were hunters and gatherers, fisherman and farmers.
What kind of homes did the Cherokee have in summer? longhouses
What kind of homes did the Cherokee have in winter? Wattle and daub houses.
Which of the three tribes, Cherokee, Catawba and Yemassee was a powerful tribe? Cherokee
Name an important job that the Cherokee women had? They decided when the men of the tribe could leave the village to go to war.
Where the Cherokee traders? yes
How did the Catawba people survive? They were hunters and farmers.
How were the Catawba people governed? They were governed by councils
What was the Catawba people famous for? pottery
In which region did the Yemassee live? The Coastal Zone
Where did the Yemassee live in summer? In wigwams near the coast
Where did the Yemassee live in winter? In wattle and daub houses along the rivers
How did the Yemassee survive or live? They hunted, fished, farmed and gathered clams and oysters.
What did the Cherokee trade? Clothing, art, food, news
Which of the tribes made jewellery? The Catawba
What kind of homes did the Catawba have? Their homes were round and made from young treed covered in bark, with a fireplace
How can we learn about the Yemassee tribe and others? By studying midden mounds (ancient trash piles)
Which tribe had their leaders elected? The Catawba
Which tribe did Haglar lead? The Catawba
Which tribe held a festival to celebrate their culture? The Catawba
What was the festival celebrated by the Catawba called? Harvest festival
Which tribe had both men and women make council house decisions? The Yemassee
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